Sunday, January 29, 2017


The Department of Philosophy celebrated the Philosopher’s Day 2017, with much enthusiasm on the iconic feast of St. Thomas Aquinas on 28th of January. The festive Concelebrated Mass was presided over by Rev.Fr. Edmund Thilakaratne. The Memorial Oration, named after the great scholar late Rev. Fr. Harold Panditharatne was the highlight of the day. Doing justice to the name of a celebrated and respected scholarly clergyman, the guest speaker Dr. Edwin Ariyadasa made his outstanding oration. Living up to both his incalculable knowledge and powerful oratory skills, he addressed the gathering on “Towards a global spirituality”.Diploma holders of the batches 2014-2016 were awarded their certificates by Dr. Edwin Ariyadasa . Students of Philosophy at the National Seminary convey their grateful appreciation for all the trouble taken and responsibility shouldered by the Rector of the National Seminary-Very Rev. Fr. Expeditus Jayakody, the Director of the Philosophate-Rev. Fr Ajith Fernando, and the Dean of Philosophy-Rev. Nilantha Ediriwickrama. The day indeed shined in all its depth and wisdom in a manner so fitting the occasion. It was both a day of wisdom and colourful vibrancy.